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UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, interim UFC welterweight champion Carlos Condit will face-off in the main event bout between St-Pierre and Condit tittled "The UFC 154". The two fighter will face off in the main event of UFC 154 on November 17th in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
St-Pierre vs Condit is one of the most long-awaited fights of 2012, with Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre returning from ACL surgery, which has kept him out of action over 18 months, raising serious concerns about his longevity on top the 170 pound division.
St. Pierre checked in at 170 pounds for his five-round unification bout with interim titleholder Carlos Condit (169) in the UFC 154 main event on Saturday at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The eight other men ticketed for duty on the main card, including welterweight co-headliners Johny Hendricks (171) and Martin Kampmann (171), also met their contracted weight requirements without incident at Friday’s official weigh-in.
The jury is still out whether the Canadian Superstar will be the same fighter post knee surgery, which would have ended careers 10 years. GSP relies so much on his punishing takedown, which can only be affected adversely by this kind of injury. The 31-year-old may have to return to his root of striking, thou Interim Champion Carlos Condit has a reach and height advantage, and is arguably the best Muay Thai practitioner in the 170 pound division.
UFC 154 “St. Pierre vs. Condit” -- which airs live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT -- will also feature a featherweight duel pitting former title contender Mark Hominick (145) against Pablo Garza (145) and a pair of middleweight tilts, as Francis Carmont (185) locks horns with Tom Lawlor (184) and Nick Ring (184) toes the line against Constantinos Philippou (185).